Secondhand Shakaerator

Discussion in 'Machinery' started by Spear, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. Spear

    Spear Member

    Location:
    Chulmleigh
    Looking at buying a secondhand one as can’t justify the new prices.
    Anything in particular to watch out for.
    See several very cheap but guess there’s a reason.
    Many Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. solo

    solo Member

    Location:
    worcestershire
    Not a lot to go wrong unless a previous owner has worn the leg. Shins and points are available and reasonably priced. If you want a rough ride buy one without a packer of some description especially in a season like this:D. Coils can crack up but oxford rollers, gutter and packers do a good job in the dry. Allow 25hp per leg unless you are subsoiling below 14”:) There are older ones with 18” legs which won’t give as much clearance under the frame as 24” legs.
     
  3. mo!

    mo! Member

    Location:
    York
    Legs can get bent, new ones are 65 quid. Packer is essential, DD would be even better. Points can slip off but a spot of weld soon sorts it. Clamp type linkage have been known to shear the bolts, drill out and fit bigger bolts or weld up. Make sure it has enough legs, I made our 7 leg 3m into a 5 and it was useless.
     
  4. Doggy

    Doggy New Member

    I have a 3.7m with seven legs and large packer.There is no shaker but there is brackets to fit a accord hopper for drilling cover crops or rape or fert as well
     
  5. Spear

    Spear Member

    Location:
    Chulmleigh
    Thanks for that guys. What about the shaker mechanism, anything there to wear out?
     
  6. Doggy

    Doggy New Member

    Forgot to put it was for sale and accord hopper
     
  7. solo

    solo Member

    Location:
    worcestershire
    Shaker is just an offset lump of metal spinning round so just bearings and pto yoke wear. Haven’t used the pto on my 5 leg one since the 1980’s when a 2wd was last used. Sold it last year and now use a weaving subdisc. Same legs but used as a one pass cultivator.
     

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